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Lathom Junior School

Lathom Junior School

Year 3

This term Year 3 is reading 'James and the Giant Peach,' by Roald Dahl.  Children will be writing stories and play-scripts, focussing on demarcating dialogue and using paragraphing to organise their written compositions.

In Maths, we will be working with money; children will consolidate previous learning by recognising different denominations (both notes and coins) and by practicing the simple addition and subtraction of money; they will use number bonds as a key method. Children will have opportunities to apply their new knowledge to solve word problems using bar modelling as a key strategy.

In Science, we will be learning about the healthy growth of plants.  Children will learn about the plant lifecycle: germination, pollination, fertilisation and seed dispersal.

Our topic this term is all about the Stone Age.  Children will learn about the changes man had on his environment and changes in technology by researching how humans lived in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.  Year 3 will take part in workshops led by a visitor from the Museum of London.

In PE we will be learning skills in cricket.

In Computing we will be learning about online safety.

Year 3 will celebrate ‘World Book Day’ by reading the text ‘The Book of Lost words’.  We will link reading and written work to Science, writing glossaries of words linked to plants and defining new scientific terms.